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Coin: Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only)
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars
Year1996 CurrentYes
Mintage7,719 (7719)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 7,719 (7719) No mint mark
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000 Thickness (mm)2.7000
Mass (g)10
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing necklace facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1996. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Reverse

The reverse features an eastern great egret (a type of white heron, Ardea alba modesta; in Maori: kotuku). It is sacred to New Zealand's indigenous Māori people, and highly endangered within the country, only inhabiting the Okarito Lagoon on the South Island.

Reverse inscription

TWO DOLLARS

EdgeGrooved Edge inscription

None

Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 2,569 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 79
Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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